Our Team

$29 Million, Wrongful Death- a record-setting verdict in Louisiana

Z.A. Lawyers specialize in personal injury, employment, work injury and immigration.


Our team is proud to represent our clients in English and Spanish. We have the experience and financial resources to take on large insurance carriers, work on complicated cases and achieve the best and most fair resolution for our clients.

Personal Injury Employment Work Injury Immigration Cases
Construction Accidents
Workplace Discrimination
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Truck Accidents
Sexual Harassment
Paraplegic Cases
Naturalization & Citizenship
Trip & Fall Accidents
Workplace Retaliation
Machine Malfunction
Wrongful Death
Wrongful Death
Wrongful Termination
Premises Liability
Toxic Exposure
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Michael Alder

Senior Attorney/Owner Practicing in California and Louisiana

Michael Alder es el fundador y abogado litigante principal de ZA Lawyers. Persigue enérgicamente todos los casos en nombre de sus clientes que han sufrido injusticias y lesiones tanto en California como en Luisiana. Criado en Folsom, LA, asistió a LSU para la licenciatura y la facultad de derecho, fue secretario del juez presidente de la Corte Suprema de Mississippi y luego se mudó a California para abrir su bufete de abogados. Es considerado uno de los principales abogados litigantes del país, ha fundado muchas organizaciones de asistencia legal y recibió múltiples veredictos de 8 cifras, incluido un veredicto récord de $29 millones en Lousiana en 2011. Sus especialidades incluyen “lesiones personales, derecho laboral, asuntos toxicos y agravios comparativos. Hasta la fecha, Michael Alder ha recuperado mas de $2,500 millones para sus clientes.


Practicing in California

Gina Zapanta es la directora de operaciones y rostro de ZA Abogados. Su compromiso y pasión por ayudar a otros dentro de la comunidad  garantiza que las prácticas comerciales de ZA Lawyers sigan liderando con  una mentalidad enfocada en el cliente. Como abogada ejerciendo la ley en California y cofundadora de ZA Lawyers, California, comprende la necesidad de desarrollar un bufete de abogados de alta calidad en Lousiana que realmente comprenda a la comunidad. En 2023, Gina fue nombrada Presidenta de la Asociación de Abogados Hispanos de Luisiana (HLAL).

Marleny Flores

Of-Counsel Immigration Law

Marleny is an LL.M graduate of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law who is currently working at Catholic Charities in Metairie, Louisiana. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Honduras and is the former owner and manager of a customs agency in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, her hometown. An active member of the Divine Mercy Catholic Church, and the Hispanic Apostolate of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, she is involved with many pro bono activities on behalf on the Latinx community.
Marleny was the 2nd Honduran international attorney that graduated from Loyola University of New Orleans College of Law. She serves as Vice President of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Louisiana.


Why Clients Choose Us

We approach every client and every case with a honesty and compassion. We understand the hesitation when it comes to hiring a lawyer to assist with their workers’ compensation case and we aim to remedy that with education and transparency.

We work hard to be responsive to our clients and handle their cases expeditiously. Keeping our client in the loop and having open communication to keep or clients updated is of utmost importance. The stress of becoming injured while trying to earn a living is bad enough. Waiting for an email from your lawyer can only make it worse.

We work to getting you your compensation as fast as possible.


If you are wondering if you need legal counsel feel free to contact us directly via our profiles above. If you’d like to call us or come in for a consultation you can find our contact information in the link below.